Comparison of Creep Prediction Models for Self-Compacting and Conventional Concrete

New Zealand Concrete Society
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9th International Symposium on High Performance Concrete, 2011, pp. 1 - 10
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Realistic prediction of concrete creep is of crucial importance for durability and long-term serviceability of concrete structures. To date, research about the behaviour of self-compacting concrete (SCC) members, especially concerning the long-term performance, is rather limited. Hence, the realistic SCC creep strain prediction is an important requirement of the design process of this type of concrete structures. SCC is quite different from conventional concrete (CC) in mixture proportions and applied materials, particularly in the presence of aggregate which is limited. This paper reviews the accuracy of the creep prediction models proposed by six international codes of practice, including: CEB-FIP 1990, ACI 209R (1992), Eurocode 2 (2001), AASHTO (2004), AASHTO (2007) and AS 3600 (2009). The predicted creep strains are compared with actual measured creep strains in 60 mixtures of SCC and 17 mixtures of CC. The affecting parameters on the creep of SCC including: the water to binder ratio, binder to aggregate ratio, sand ratio, and curing age are investigated and discussed.
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